Month: December 2012

A document from baseball’s pre-segregation history

One of several extraordinary advertising trade cards in our February auction, this one is for the Sporting Life Publishing Co.  Listed in the ACC as H804-8, these are among the more colorful, beautiful, and desirable of all the 19th Century baseball trade card sets.     Featuring colorful Victorian illustrations on the front, along with …

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Say it ain’t so!

The E90-1 card of “Shoeless” Joe Jackson is one of the most valuable and highly desirable of all the caramel cards.  Jackson’s “rookie card,” the E90-1 is among his most valuable as well, and is always in high demand among collectors.  Despite having been infamously banned from baseball as a result of his involvement with …

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Another T206 rarity

After just one auction, Love of the Game has been fortunate enough to begin developing a reputation of being a place for T206 collectors to find some special material. Our auction last fall featured a number of difficult back varieties, some lovely higher-grade Hall of Famers, and individual lots containing beautiful cards. Our second auction …

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LOTG to Feature the Rudy Strejc Collection in its January/February 2013 Auction

Tobacco-Era, 1948 Leaf and 1952 Topps Cards Among Highlights   GREAT MEADOWS, N.J., Dec. 3, 2012 –Love of the Game Auctions, an Internet-based sports auction house catering to the passionate collector of memorabilia and cards, announced today that it will feature the Rudy Strejc Collection in its January/February 2013 auction. Highlights include tobacco-era cards – …

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